Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Uptick in Wednesday COVID case count for BC, though Northern Health region drops to single digits on the day

A bit of a stall in the recent steady decline of day to day COVID case counts, as the total number of new cases for the province rose slightly to 600 new cases on the day, the majority of them recorded in the Fraser Health Region.

Today's written statement update also put the focus on the vaccination program, which now has reached the fifty percent rate for first shots of vaccine. 

“Today, we are reporting 600 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 137,223 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 5,887 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. A further 129,524 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Of the active cases, 423 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 141 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,625 deaths in British Columbia. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19"

Across the province, the daily reports from the Five Regional Health Authority's was as follows: 150 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 394 new cases in the Fraser Health region, eight in the Island Health region, 39 in the Interior Health region.

There were nine in the Northern Health region, the total number of cases of COVID in the north since January of 2020 is now listed at 7,378 cases of COVID-19.

There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in British Columbia by people who reside outside of Canada. “

Today's vaccination update noted of 2,277,318 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that  have been administered in B.C., 115,295 of which are second doses. 

With the Public Health officials stressing the importance of registration for second doses in the months to come.

“The vaccines that are approved and in use here in B.C. require two doses. This is why even if you have already had your first dose, it is important to register on the Get Vaccinated site. This will ensure a second dose is reserved for you."

The full statement for Wednesday. can be viewed here.   

Earlier today, the BC Government observed a new benchmark in the vaccination program, highlighting how the province had reached the Fifty Percent vaccination rate for first doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

"We’ve made extraordinary progress together over the past few weeks toward everyone getting their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down, but this milestone gives us hope of better days ahead. We have to keep going. We need all British Columbians to help make sure as many people as possible get their shots. Register today and talk to your friends, family and neighbours and make sure they’re registered, too.” -- British Columbia  Premier John Horgan

BC CDC data for British Columbia for May 12, 2021

BC CDC data for Northern Health Region for May 12, 2021

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.   

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

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